Welcome to the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas! We help our donors establish long-term charitable funds, using the best tax advantages, to benefit their causes and our community.

Founded in 2001 by a group of citizens interested in encouraging philanthropy and strengthening communities, the Community Foundation has awarded over $16.9 million in grants through its donor-advised, unrestricted, designated, field-of-interest, scholarship, and agency funds. It is one of more than 800 community foundations in the country and is a member of the Kansas Association of Community Foundations.

Our mission

The Community Foundation serves the region by encouraging charitable giving benefiting the common good and the quality of life.

Our staff

Our small but effective professional staff work diligently to carry out our donors’ vision of an ever-improving Southeast Kansas.

Our Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees consists of SEK community leaders who believe in the Foundation’s mission and volunteer their time and efforts to help us fulfill it.

Our founders

In 2001, a small group of community leaders came together to establish the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.

Annual reports

The Community Foundation publishes an annual report every spring summarizing the previous year’s activities.

Public documents

We are pleased to provide public access to our IRS tax-exempt determination letter and last three 990s. Other documents may be available upon request.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about the Community Foundation and what we do? You’re not alone! Check this list of common questions and answers to see if it helps answer your question. Or just contact us, and we’ll be happy to help you one-on-one!